Belleville, IL
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Belleville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 42,034 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Belleville is the 32nd largest community in Illinois.

Belleville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Belleville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belleville who work in office and administrative support (15.98%), sales jobs (10.15%), and management occupations (8.00%).

Also of interest is that Belleville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Belleville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Belleville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Belleville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.53% of adults in Belleville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Belleville in 2010 was $24,740, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,960 for a family of four. However, Belleville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Belleville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belleville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belleville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Belleville include Irish, English, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Belleville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.